Maria Eagle MP


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My Question to the Prime Minister about Tax Credits

My Question to the Prime Minister about Tax Credits


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In today's Prime Minister's questions I asked Theresa May what she was going to do to put a stop to the very real hardship many are suffering at the hands of HMRC and Concentrix

There were no assurances in the Prime Ministerโ€™s answer to my question that the scandal of what Concentrix has done to working mums and families in my constituency and across the country is going to end.

Read the full question and answer below.

๐—œ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ - "Some of my constituents who have had their tax credits suddenly stopped by Concentrix have been accused of being in a relationship with the previous tenants of their homes, even though they have never met them, and in some cases of being in a relationship with members of their own families and told to prove that they are not. This Kafkaesque situation is causing deep distress and hardship among working mothers in my constituency. Is this what the Prime Minister means by being on the side of working people? What is she going to do to put this right?"

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฎ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ - "The hon. Lady raises an issue that is a matter of concern to Members across the House. I am making sure that those who are being assessed are being assessed properly and that the right decisions are being taken. The Department for Work and Pensions is looking at the whole process of what should be done and how those assessments should be undertaken. I hope that she welcomes the fact that this Government have said that those with long-term conditions that are not going to improve will not be put through the regular assessments that they had under her Labour Government."

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